November 2

Coming up at Arno…

Nov. 3                     No School– Election Day/ Teacher Professional Development

Nov. 5                     PTA Meeting 6:30

Nov. 7                     PTSA Fall Craft Fair

Nov. 9                     Spirit Wear Fall Sale kickoff

Nov. 11                    PTA Council @Arno 7:00

Nov. 12                    Picture retake day

Nov 13                    Mother and Son PTA night (More info to follow)

Nov. 16-Nov. 23   Book Fair

Nov. 19                   Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 23                  Student Half Day 11:40 Dismissal-  Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 25-27            Thanksgiving Break- No school

Nov. 30                  Reflections Tea Celebration 6:30



Parent/Teacher Conferences

It seems like just yesterday that we were welcoming everyone back, and now we are already up to conferences.  Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on November 19th 5:30-7:30 and November 23 12:30-7:30.  Information will be coming home soon on how to sign up for a slot that works for your schedule.  We will be using Sign-up genius, a web-based program where clicking a teacher link will take you to the open time slots.  Information will be coming out next week in the form of an e-blast and blog posting with all the links for the building.  We are hoping for 100% participation so please be sure to read all of the information on how to sign up for a time.


Top Tips for your Parent-Teacher Conference:

1.  Be on time!  Remember, 5 minutes early is ‘on time,’ and ‘on time’ is late.  Mark your calendar and set a reminder in your phone or on your computer.

2.  Be prepared!  Really there’s only one
question you need to ask your child’s teacher:  How can I best help YOU help MY child?  Have these other questions in mind, however, and be ready to LISTEN to your teacher’s answers, suggestions, and recommendations.

  • What would you say are my child’s strengths & learning opportunities?
  • How would you rate my child’s behavior and what does it tell you about my child’s learning style?
  • How should I track my child’s performance? Are there examples of my child’s work and is it completed on time and at an appropriate performance level?
  • Do you have suggestions for things we can do at home to better support my child’s learning? What types of books and educational games do you recommend for my learner? Is there a list of suggested readings?
  • How would you grade my child’s social behavior, do you have any suggestions for him or her when it comes to friends?
  • What am I not asking or noticing that I should be?

3.   Write it down!  Don’t hesitate to take pen and paper and write down important notes your child’s teacher makes regarding your child’s learning successes and areas of improvement.  Digest the discussion then refer to your notes at a later time to refresh.

4.  Share with your child!  Let your child know what YOU learned about his or her classroom successes and behaviors.  Note some of your favorite aspects of the classroom and what you liked most about the teacher. Take a camera and photograph favorite artwork you liked in the room!

Attending conferences might seem like just another bullet point on a parent’s already lengthy to-do list, but attending with the goal to enhance your parent-teacher relationship will make it a positive experience for everyone involved!


Fun Run Update

30 October 2015
On behalf of the Arno PTA, we would like to thank all of the families who supported this year’s Fun Run fundraiser
This year, 218 students and their families turned in pledges and combined we raised $9,002.00! This means that in only three years we have raised over $26,000 from one fundraiser.
It is our intention to use this year’s funds to further support the technology program and continue to bring programs and events that make Arno a great place to learn and grow.
And now to announce this year’s top fundraisers:
The top class was Mrs. Liedel’s kindergartners. They will be having a pizza party on November 4 to celebrate their accomplishment.
The top fundraisers by grade are:
Kindergarten: Alyssa Bommarito
1st: Jenna King
2nd: Antonio Kulaszewski
3rd: Savannah Hardy
4th: Vincenzo Kulaszewski
5th: Elizabeth Figurski
For the first time ever there was a tie for the top earners for the entire school- Brothers Antonio and Vincenzo Kulaszewski will each spend a day as Principal with Mr. Zielinski.
 All top earners will also be treated to a lunch and limo ride with Mr. Zielinksi.
Congratulations and thanks again to all who made this year’s Fun Run a great success

Halloween at Arno…

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Arno happenings… From perfect pumpkins to roller coasters

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PTA Mother/Son Night 

Join us for a fun filled night for our Arno boys and that special woman in their life! Mother Son Night will be held at Sky Zone (23263 Eureka Road in Taylor) on Friday, November 13, 2015 starting at 6:30pm. Price includes 45 minutes of jump time, pizza, cake and a photo. Cost is $22 per couple with additional boys being $10 each. Please RSVP by November 4th. Make checks payable to Arno Elementary PTA or cash accepted. Prior to attending, please complete the waiver at
Event Flyer: Mother son Night
This event is a closed event for Arno boys and the woman in their lives.

Picture Retake Day

Put those smile back on as picture retake day has been scheduled for Nov 12.  Please contact the office with any questions you may have.



Monster of a Book Fair

It’s almost that time of year- book fair and conferences.  We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our book fair this year the week of conferences on Nov. 16-23.  The students will have the opportunity to purchase books during the school day. after a preview and parents will be able to shop on both conference dates.  Please click on the information letter below for more information.  Specific classroom schedules will come home from your child’s teacher.  Makes a great Christmas gift!

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Smencils: (Smelly Pencils) are for sale each Tuesday morning in the Media Center for $1.00. The proceeds go to our PBIS program. If your child would like to purchase one, please send in $1.00 with them and they will be called down during the day.




No Parking

Please understand that for the benefit of everyone who drops off or picks up,  there is No Parking allowed on our side of Markese, Fox, or Thomas during drop off (8:00-9:00) and pick-up (3:00-4:00) at any time.  If you must park to walk your child, you are required to park along another side street and walk in.  It is not an ideal situation, but necessary to keep up the flow of traffic around the building.  Again, if you can help out in any way with traffic before or after school. please contact the office.

Have a great week Arno families!